Airlines Most Affected by Europe Travel Ban

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On Wednesday 11th March the US announced a 30-day travel ban on travellers arriving from Europe (Schengen countries) which would take effect today, Friday 13th March.

According to OAG flight schedules, the ban will effect passengers arriving on nearly 7,000 flights over the next 4 weeks. If those flights were cancelled due to lack of demand that would remove close to 2 million seats each way from the market.

Of the 26 Schengen countries in Europe, Germany, France and the Netherlands will be most affected as they make up 57% of all flights between the Schengen Area and the United States.

The most affected airlines will be Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, which, together are scheduled to fly 31% of all flights between the United States and the Schengen Area in this period. Lufthansa is the most affected European airline, flying 13% of flights between the two areas.

Overall, Europe Travel Ban will affect 10.9% of all US international flights that had been scheduled for the next 4 weeks, and 16.9% of capacity (seats). The overall impact for European airlines is somewhat less with these flights making up just 2.4% of the international scheduled flights from Schengen Area countries, and 3.9% of capacity.

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